MedTech West lunch seminar: Methods and applications of diffusion MRI fiber tractography

Welcome to a MedTech West seminar presented by Alexander Leemans: Methods and applications of diffusion MRI fiber tractography.

Diffusion MRI (dMRI) has been widely used to investigate microstructural tissue properties in vivo. In addition, dMRI has enabled the virtual reconstruction of tract pathways with so-called fiber tractography (FT) approaches. With this unique way of characterizing tissue organization, dMRI and FT have been used in a wide range of clinical, biomedical and neuroscience applications. In addition to a brief introduction to the key concepts of dMRI and FT, I will cover practical guidelines on fiber tractography for subsequent analysis. Several considerations regarding limitations and interpretation will also be presented.

Alexander Leemans is a physicist who received his Ph.D. in 2006 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Center (CUBRIC), Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. In 2009, he joined the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he currently holds a tenured faculty position as Associate Professor. He heads the PROVIDI Lab and is the developer of ExploreDTI, which is a graphical toolbox for investigating diffusion MRI data.

Background literature (review paper)

A light lunch will be served to those who have registered at the latest on Jan 27. Please, register by sending an email to:

When? Jan 28 at 11.30-12.30 (13.00 incl. lunch)
Where? MedTech West conference room at Röda stråket 10B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital